Collider Movie Talk: Peter Jackson “Winged” ‘The Hobbit’; ‘Hunger Games’ Review

     November 20, 2015


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Josh Macuga discuss the following:

  • Central Intelligence trailer
  • The Hobbit Blu-ray features new interview from Peter Jackson
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 review
  • Christopher McQuarrie may write and direct Mission: Impossible 6
  • Melissa McCarthy in The Boss
  • Edgar Wright takes on Dreamworks animated feature film
  • Chris Hemsworth in talks for Allan Quatermain movie
  • Box office predictions (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Ant-Man/Fantastic Four comparison
  • and much more…

central-intelligence-poster-dwayne-johnson-kevin-hartThe trailer for the comedy Central Intelligence drops today. Central Intelligence stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart. The movie opens June 17th, 2016.

A new candid interview with The Hobbit director Peter Jackson and second unit director Andy Serkis can be found on the Blu-Ray of The Hobbit: The Battle Five Armies, and in it Jackson reveals that for much of the production of the films he was “just winging it”. The director was working 21 hour days due to the fact that they had lost a year and a half of preparation time and that scenes were being shot without being properly written to his satisfaction, without storyboards and basically without a plan.  Despite that fact The Hobbit trilogy made nearly $3 billion dollars worldwide.

Last night in theatres across the country the final installment of The Hunger Games series –The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 debuted. John and Kristian give their reviews of the movie.


Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie is in talks to both write and direct the sixth Mission Impossible film. This would make McQuarrie the first director to helm 2 of the Mission Impossible movies. McQuarrie has a long standing working relationship with Tom Cruise as he has either written or directed (or both) such Cruise films as Valkyrie, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow and of course Rogue Nation.

The first trailer for the upcoming Melissa McCarthy comedy The Boss has just hit the web. The Boss stars McCarthy as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.


Image via Universal Pictures

It’s been announced that writer/director Edgar Wright will take on an upcoming Dreamworks Animation feature film based on shadows. Wright will both direct and co-write the project which will mark his first animated feature film. Wright’s previous films include Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, The World’s End andHot Fuzz.

With the world waiting for official confirmation on a new Indiana Jones movie, another film franchise may be popping up its head to fill in the void. According to a report on The Tracking Board, Chris Hemsworth is apparently in talks to potentially star in a new Allan Quatermain movie.

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS (brought to you by AMC Theatres)

The panelists give their predictions on Monday’s box office report.


Zachs Mind writes: Was reviewing the episode with Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and John Campea where you guys were reacting to the horrendous failure of the latest Fantastic Four movie and the political turmoil between Josh Trank and the Fox executives. It occurs to me that Edgar Wright had Ant-Man taken from him by Marvel/Disney under circumstances that, while not identical, share some similarities with Josh Trank‘s departure from Fantastic Four. At the time when Wright was removed it looked like all hope was lost, but Ant-Man worked out despite his removal. Can you help me understand how Ant-Man turned out to be entertaining despite the removal of Wright, whereas Fantastic Fourfell apart from a similar removal of Trank?

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